Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children
Young children with
type 1 diabetes aren't able to recognize when their
blood sugar level is high or low and then tell an adult. And sometimes it's
even hard for a parent to tell the difference.
Some signs that may indicate high or low blood sugar in a very young
When you see changes in your child, do a
home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood
sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerStephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
I Want To...
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.